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MidWest Double Door Dog Crate A.C.E with MAXlock locking system
The ACE Midwest A.C.E dog crate comes to you equipped with every feature you can think of; Two doors for easy access to your pet inside either through the traditional front door or from the side with the second door. The Double door also affords you more opportunities to fit larger crates easily in your existing rooms or vehicles, a composite plastic pan for easy cleanup in the event of an accident, and most importantly a Free divider panel for use while your puppy is still growing up.
- Secure MAXLock® Door System
- Versatile Front & Side Access
- Easily sets up and folds down in seconds
- No tools required
- Removable, washable plastic pan
- Rounded corners for your pet’s protection
- Detachable plastic carrying handles for transporting the folded crate
- Attractive, durable satin-black Electro-Coat finish
The A.C.E crate is the premium crate in the collection as it also comes with the MAXlock door system. This locking system enables you to easily and conveniently operate the door in one motion without kneeling or bending . Simply lift to unlock , and then swing the door open . As you close the door just lift , position the door against the crate and lower it onto the eyelet latches . This crate offers more closing points so the chances of your dog getting his paw stuck.
Designed completely around the safety, security and comfort of your Dog. The A.C.E Double door dog crate sets up easily with the fold and carry configuration that requires no use of tools and can be completed by almost anyone.
Why should you Crate Train your puppy ?
1/ Dogs in the wild live in a den which provides protection and a great deal of psychological satisfaction. All dogs, therefore, have a strong natural tendency to seek out this type of shelter.
2/ In your home, if your dog has no place to call his own, he will make feeble attempts to curl up under a table, a chair or some other choice location
3/ When you use a MidWest Home, you give your puppy a place to feel secure and something to get his back up against. He won’t feel isolated because the pet home provides essential visibility and ventilation. Just like a baby in a playpen
4/ You will also be taking advantage of his natural instinct to keep his home clean, therefore, when he has to “go” he will try to hold it until you can take him outside to the proper area.
5/ This will teach him a schedule and help him avoid accidents.
6/ With a MidWest Home, your puppy will have few behavior problems like excessive chewing and barking.
7/ But most of all, by providing him a safe and secure home, he’ll be happier and more self-confident.
How should I crate train my puppy ?
1/ Simply start from early puppyhood and have your puppy sleep and rest in his home. Almost without trying he will train himself to seek security and comfort inside his little “dog room”.
2/ Encourage your puppy to go into his home. DON’T FORCE HIM! He may quickly back out or be shy, but that’s normal. Just take it slowly. At first, don’t close the door on him, let him go in and out on his own.
3/ Once he is comfortable with this, (probably a few hours or days of short training sessions) simply restrain him at the door with the door- again praising him lavishly. Soon he will be secure in his home with the door closed. Slowly you can get further and further away from him, always praising his accepting behavior. Eventually, the pup will sit quietly and sleep in his home with the door closed.
4/ Understand that little puppies need to “go” about every 2-4 hours. On a schedule, (such as after feeding, before bedtime, first thing in morning) let your puppy out, teach him the route to the door, praise him at the door and take him out to the part of the yard you want him to use. Very quickly you are teaching him an elimination schedule that will stay with him for the rest of his life.
5/ As your puppy gets older (4-6 months) you can gradually leave him in his home for longer periods of time because he can “hold it” longer. Soon he can be in his home all day, if necessary, until someone arrives to let him out
6/ Initially, the home may be too big when your pup is small. He may eliminate in one end, then go to the other end to sleep. MidWest Divider Panels are designed to solve this problem and help you control his elimination. By allowing you to adjust the length of your pet home as your puppy grows, you can purchase the appropriate sized home for the adult dog but control the size as the pup grows! Simply insert the Divider Panel allowing enough room for your puppy to lie down. Nature will do the rest! By instinct, your puppy will want to keep his “home” and himself clean, so instead of eliminating where he has to lay down, he will let you know when it’s time to “go.” As your puppy grows, move the Divider Panel back further in the home. Eventually, your dog will be big enough where you can remove the Divider Panel all together!